Diego Maradona

World Cup

Pelé vs Ronaldo at 30,000 Feet

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We all love to argue who is the best player ever to have played the game, with the likes of Diego Maradona, Leo Messi, and Eusebio hot on everyone's lips. But luxury airline Emirates have taken things a step further, asking: Who is ruler of the skies?

Having started an official partnership with the FIFA World Cup back in 2006, Emirates have recently added Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo to their list of global ambassadors, of which Brazilian legend Pelé, one of the All Time Greats, has been since January 2014.

RETROMERCIALS – Diego Maradona Enjoys Coke Before AND After Games

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CREDIT: Coca Cola

Manchester United

United And Dortmund Progress In Champions League

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Manchester United and Borussia Dortmund wrapped up the last two available places in Friday's Champions League quarter-final draw on Wednesday's. United did the improbable, beating Olympiacos 3-0 at home to win 3-2 on aggregate. Meanwhile last season's runners-up Dortmund progressed despite losing at home to Zenit.

Photos: Man Utd stars cuddle Diego Maradona

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It appears warm weather wasn't the only reason for Manchester United jetting out to Dubai for the last few days. The champions were also looking for a bit of bromance with Diego Maradona.

Maradona

Paolo Sorrentino agradece la inspiración de Maradona.

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"The Great Beauty" fue la ganadora del premio Oscar a la mejor película en idioma no estadounidense. El premio fue para Italia (que no lo ganaba desde "La vida es bella" de Roberto Benigni, en 1998). Su director, el italiano Paolo Sorrentino, no olvidó breves y concisos agradecimientos entre los que agregó: "Gracias a mi (fuente de) inspiración, Federico Fellini, Talking Heads, Martin Scorsese, Diego Maradona.

Ataque a Maradona.

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El explícito apoyo de Diego Maradona a la política trazada por Hugo Chávez y al actual presidente venezolano, Nicolás Maduro, irrita a un sector beligerante que no deja de multiplicar escenas y pretensiones de llamar alguna atención.
La (viralizada) carta abierta de un bloggero argentino residente en la comunidad anticastrista de Miami (publicada en Huffington Post) procura inmutar al Diez valiéndose de calificaciones tan duras como ligeras.

10 frases de Maradona en Milan.

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17.10.2013 - Diego Maradona revolucionó Milan con su visita y dio una conferencia de prensa en la redacción del diario La Gazetta dello Sport. Aquí diez frases:
"Al moreno le gané con los votos de la gente ¡Pelé incluso perdió en Brasil! Porque Ayrton le ganó como mejor atleta.

Montpellier owner wants to hire Maradona as manager to annoy PSG

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With additions like Zlatan Ibrahimovic and David Beckham, PSG have done just about all they can to ensure they are the focus of attention in French football. Others in Ligue 1, like Louis Nicollin, owner of reigning champions Montpellier, are a little perturbed about this blatant spotlight-hogging.

Diego Maradona Goal Against England (No, Not That One) Featured In Animation [VIDEO]

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Diego Maradona's sensational goal against England in the 1986 World Cup will long be remembered. No, not the handball one, which —in some circles — is better known, but the one where Maradona snaked through half of the England team ......

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Diego Maradona Goal Against England (No, Not That One) Featured In Animation [VIDEO]

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Diego Maradona's sensational goal against England in the 1986 World Cup will long be remembered. No, not the handball one, which —in some circles — is better known, but the one where Maradona snaked through half of the England team and scored one of the best World Cup goals of all time.

Artist Richard Swarbrick produced the wonderful animation.

La foto de Neymar con Maradona en el cumpleaños de Diego

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La imagen del día nos remonta a un pasado reciente, Argentina y Brasil juntos, gracias a que hoy cumple 52 años Diego Armando Maradona.

El polémico crack brasileño tuiteó:

"Dejando a un lado la rivalidad, hoy es el cumpleaños de un tipo que manejó muy bien la pelota.

Blackburn linked with sensational swoop

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Argentina legend Diego Maradona is being lined up as a shock managerial favorite for the open Blackburn position according to a report from ESPN. The report comes after former Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp closed the door on rumors linking himself with the vacancy, but Maradona finds himself on a shortlist next to fans' favorite choice Ian Holloway.

Happy Birthday, Diego! / Feliz Cumple, Diego! After a brilliant...

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Happy Birthday, Diego! / Feliz Cumple, Diego!

After a brilliant Superclásico between Boca Juniors and River Plate at El Monumental in Buenos Aires this past weekend, it only seems natural to keep the love in Argentina going strong. Today is all about El Diego, Señor Maradona, the man with the hand of god (La Mano de Dios), who turns 52.

Photo: Does Pele Know About This?

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Diego Maradona enjoyed a famously rousing reception in India this week.

But they should probably take signs like this and approach them as they do political ads: "My name is Pele, and I approve of this message."

Never.


South America

Diego Maradona, 53, Close To Coming Out Of Retirement And Signing For Argentinian Fifth-Tier Club

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By Chris Wright

In news that should shock precisely no-one, Diego Maradona is reportedly seriously considering coming out of retirement in order to register as a player for Argentinian fifth-tier sideDeportivo Riestra.

Maradona, who is now 53 and hardly what you'd call a "physical specimen", joined Deportivo Riestra as the club's official "spiritual coach" last August and has been asked to take over as manager on several occasions, though his alleged reply every time was simply: "I want to play".

Diego Maradona calls Man City striker Sergio Aguero a ‘wimp’

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Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero is a "wimp", according to his former father-in-law Diego Maradona. Speaking on his 53rd birthday, Maradona hit out at Aguero over his break-up with wife Giannina. The couple ended their four-year marriage earlier this year. Their son Benjamin lives in Madrid with his mother.

English Premier League

Should West Brom Hire A Foriegn Manager?

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Should West Brom Hire A Foriegn Manager? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The Premier League is filled with foreign players and managers alike, but should West Bromwich Albion appoint one to become manager of the club?

Managers like Pepe Mel, Ralf Ragnick and even Argentinean great Diego Maradona have been linked with the Baggies post since former boss Steve Clarke was sacked and they all will bring a different style to the Albion side.

An Interview With Erik Lamela When He Was 12 Years Old [VIDEO]

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When Erik Lamela was a precocious 12-year-old on the streets of Buenos Aires in Argentina, the TV crew from Trans World Sport met up with him to ask him about his role model, dreams and aspirations.

The revealing interview discusses how Barcelona tried to sign him as a youngster for a salary of more than $100,000 a year, as well as how River Plate were able to convince him to stay with the club.

Moments In Football: Brilliant New Soccer Animation From Richard Swarbrick [VIDEO]

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Talented animator Richard Swarbrick, famous for his exquisite Gareth Bale against Inter Milan animation, is back with another wonderful piece of art. This one is entitled "Moments In Football.

The video features animated action from Cruyff, Zlatan, Marco van Basten, Gazza, Rene Higuita, Pele, Maradona, Zizou and Baggio.

Philadelphia Union

Hopp is hungry, Neumann a Herman Trophy semifinalist, State of the League roundup, WC news, more

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A deal for a Union target reportedly collapses. Hoppenot is hungry. Steve Neumann a Hermann Trophy semifinalist. News form Garber's State of the League. World Cup news. more.

Valdes loan talk finally over? Eastern PA Open Cup qualifier final, open tryouts, more news

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Could the saga of Valdes loan rumors finally be over? Eastern PA US Open Cup qualifying final on Saturday. Reading and Ocean City announce open tryouts. More news.

Lionel Messi

Messi Dribbling Skill Video Compilation

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Lionel Messi is already known for him amazing dribbling runs. After Diego Maradona, he could be the one who mesmerises people whenever he dances past defenders as if they were not there.

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Diego Maradona Today

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Our Diego, who is on the pitches,
Hallowed be thy left hand, bring us your magic. Make your goals remembered on earth as in heaven,
Give us some magic every day, forgive the English, as we have forgiven the Napolitan Mafia,
Don't let yourself get caught offside and free us from Havelange and Pelé.

Messi hat trick takes him past Maradona & into joint second in Argentina top scorers list

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Argentina have had two recent draws in World Cup qualifying, 0-0 at home to Colombia and 1-1 away to Ecuador, and are now assured of at least a playoff place for Brazil 2014 one win from their remaining three ... Continue reading →

Lionel Messi Ties Then Surpasses Diego Maradona’s International Goal Record With Hat-Trick vs Guatemala (Video)

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By Chris Wright

Argentina beat Guatemala 4-0 in a friendly last night with Lionel Messi scoring a hat-trick on his triumphant return to the national side in a less than taxing affair for the Albiceleste.

Messi's first goal was a bit of a cracker in its own right but it was his second, a penalty, which took on added significance as it saw the Barcelona Ewok draw level alongside Diego Maradona in the all-time Argentina goalscoring stakes on 34 goals in 11 fewer caps.

The Pope Gets The Maradona Treatment

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Given the holy surroundings of Argentina's two greatest footballing products, Diego Maradona (having inspired the Church of Maradona) and Lionel Messi (the linear nature of Messiah and all), Pope Francis, also of Argentina and a fan of San Lorenzo, was bound to kick the internets into action. He did indeed, even inspiring some of Argentina's print editions.

Diego Maradona ponders how his son, Lionel Messi’s son and Sergio Aguero’s son will play together for Argentina

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In England, we've spent the last decade wondering whether Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard can play together for the national team. Perhaps the real problem was a lack of forward planning. Take Argentina, for instance, where Diego Maradona is already sparking tactical debate about how his newborn son, Diego Fernando, might fit into a national [.

Emerging Talents: Luciano Vittio of Racing Club de Avellaneda

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Lionel Messi. Hernan Crespo. Diego Maradona. Sergio Aguero. Javier Saviola The long list of goalscoring Argentines can go on and on, and for this reason it should be no surprise that another young goalscorer is emerging in the South American country.

Enter Luciano Vietto. The 19 year old striker from Racing Club de Avellaneda finished 2012 as a regular for his side in Argentina.

Italian newspaper depicts Leo Messi and Diego Maradona in Michelangelo’s Creation of Adam

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Operating under the supposition that the Mayans were right and Friday December 21st will bring the end of days, Italian sports newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport used it's 'final' edition on Thursday to pay tribute to some of the greatest moments in sporting history.

Nominated events include Abebe Bikila barefoot victory in the 1960 Olympic marathon, Zinedine Zidane's transfer to Juventus and Maradona's ridiculous goal against Belgium at the 1986 World Cup.

Future News: Pele declares Neymar’s son a better footballer than Messi’s son

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Less than two weeks after the birth of Lionel Messi's first child, Thiago, Brazilian football legend Pele has decided that the boy is a far worse footballer than Neymar's 15-month-old son, Davi Lucca. This has only intensified the already heated debate as to who is the world's absolute greatest baby footballer.

Has Wilfred Zaha got the right attitude to succeed in the Premier League?

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The young Crystal Palace star has been called up for the England squad to face Sweden. Since then Zaha has been talking to the press about his ambitions both domestically and internationally in the game.

Confidence is an important quality in a good player and something that the 20 year old has in abundance.

Argentina

POTD : Maradona Meltdown In Argentina As He Kicks And Throws Stones At Photographers!

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It is both sad and hilarious to look at these recently-published photos of Diego Maradona going absolutely bonkers at the paparazzi.

The Argentinean football legend who is still living the high life at the age of 52, according to Sergio Aguero ("My father-in-law thinks he is 20!

Argentina '78 - El revés de un triunfo

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Versión en español del artículo publicado en la revista France Football, en julio de 2003.
Por PABLO ARO GERALDES

Veinticinco años después de su victoria en la Copa del Mundo, César Luis Menotti y sus jugadores vuelven sobre este episodio ambiguo de la historia de la Argentina, comandada entonces por la junta militar del general Videla.

Diego Maradona ‘set to manage Iraq’

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Diego Maradona is reportedly on the verge of becoming the new manager of Iraq's national team. In an unlikely union between two of the world's main sources of chaos, the Argentine legend is set to be confirmed in the role before the end of the year. Spanish newspaper AS quotes Maradona's agent Hernan Tofoni as [.

Edinson Cavani

Player Focus: Curtain Call for Edinson Cavani?

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Player Focus: Curtain Call for Edinson Cavani? is a post from: Serie A Weekly Player Focus: Curtain Call for Edinson Cavani? is a post from: Serie A Weekly For three seasons, Napoli fans have witnessed the emergence of one of football's potentially legend strikers. Playing for a club defined by its owner's outrageous personality and cult-like dedication to the Maradona days, Edinson Cavani has.

Naples now has a gaffiti mural of a very angry Edinson Cavani

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Napoli trail Juventus by just two points in the Serie A table going into their match against third-place Inter and a big reason for that success has been Edinson Cavani. The Uruguayan striker scored 49 league goals in his first two seasons with the club and already has 10 this season (only Stephan El Shaarawy has more).

The Rest

A View from the Fort

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Gillette Stadium, Diego's House, looking a bit like El Centenario in Montevideo.

Argentinos Juniors stadium where another Diego started, way out back in the day.

The Kid is Alright and The Kids Are All Right Too plus an Interview with Lee Ngyuen

A VIEW FROM THE FORT by Jim Dow

In June, 1980 Clive Gammon wrote the following in a Sports Illustrated piece on Diego Maradona, the Argentine wunderkind who was soon to sign the then richest sports contact in the world to play for Barcelona.

Diego Maradona Denied Entry To Disney World Due To Communist Sympathies

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By Chris Wright

An excited Diego rushes to get in the front row for the Princess Parade

The Sun have no doubt snared the biggest story breaking this morning with the news that Diego Maradona has been forced to nix a family holiday to Disney World after being denied a Visa by the US authorities.

My All-Time Top 10 Great Goalkeepers: #8 Peter Shilton

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My All-Time Top 10 Great Goalkeepers: #8 Peter Shilton

  • Nationality: English

  • Total appearances: 1005

  • Caps: 125

  • World Cups:3

  • Titles: 8

England's Peter Shilton became his country's highest capped player in 1990 when he won his 125th cap against Italy in a Third Place match in the World Cup of that year.